David Howard is a U.K based lighting designer and lighting programmer currently working in concert and events as well as lighting for filmed and hybrid events, specialising in lighting for music.
In the entertainment and touring sector, David provides lighting design to national and international concerts including the design and manufacturer of custom lighting elements, as well as undertaken the role of a lighting director for other established tours. Recent notable work includes providing design management for various venues at Glastonbury festival, including a timecoded light show at the iconic Ribbon Tower to celebrate 10 years of The Park, as well as provided full production design for touring clients like Gary Numan, Limahl, and Myrkur on recent European tours, and Woman’s Hour and John Grant closer to home. David has produced virtual live streamed for artists like Jo Quail with bespoke lighting design. David was the lead designer and programmer for the main stage of YONDER festival in the south of the UK, Bigfoot Festival, as well as for ArcTanGent and 2000Trees festivals for a number of years.
In the corporate sector, David has consulted on lighting installations for the likes of YouTube, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Google and John Lewis for special projects and has undertaken design work for large scale awards and brand activation events.
With the rise of hybrid events and streamed music, attention has turned to provide creative and functional lighting for this niche area of content, ensuring audiences receive both a stream they can see that has creativity that reflects the artists on the virtual stage.
Outside of events, David has provided light art installations, working with Arts council England, as well as provided lighting for fashion shoots for clients including Reebok and Burberry.
David takes a friendly and focused approach to design work, with attention to detail and a creative outlook on life which is reflected in design.
In David was placed first in HogFactor national Lighting design and programming competition along side team mate Sam Clay and has since been shortlisted for industry awards.